When you’re trying out a perfume and you hear “Mmmm you smell good,” that’s a good sign. But when some one goes on to say, “Yum. Vanilla,” it’s not so good, because you are wearing Safi, and it doesn’t have drop of vanilla in it!
Safi is a marvelous perfume though. It starts out pretty and sweet with note of lychee, followed by the florals fresia and neroli. Later, the vetiver lingers.
I would describe the perfume as a little bit department store, a little bit overgrown tropical garden. It’s actually quite a simple scent, but very effective.
The creator, Nyakio Kamoche, uses her Kenyan roots as an inspiration for her perfumes. Safi means clean and fresh in Swahili. The brand is available at www.safifragrance.com, www.luckyscent.com or www.apothia.com.
Top Notes: Lychee, Pineapple, Black Currant
Middle Notes: Stargazer Lily, Freesia, Neroli
Base Notes: Muhuhu Wood, Bamboo, Papyrus, Vetiver